Pruning boxwood

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Old 09-23-04, 07:09 AM
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Talking Pruning boxwood

Now that we seem to be staying under 90 degrees and semi-dry, I want to prune my boxwood hedge. (Florida) I'd like to really take about 6 inches off the 2 and a half foot high hedge. This would bring me way back into the wood only area. Would that be a problem other than the way it looked for now? Would it grow back? Maybe even promote interior growth further down since the sun would get through to the bottom?
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Old 09-23-04, 07:30 AM
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I don't know how cold it gets there. Temperature notwithstanding, pruning now might promote new growth before winter.

Otherwise, it will occur in spring. It should encourage growth where the sun falls inside the plant. Boxwood is a plant that grows slowly. What you prune may take a while to produce leaves enough for you.

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Old 09-23-04, 12:47 PM
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Thanks Chris,
In the Tampa Bay area it seldom freezes. I figure we probably have a couple of months of good growing yet before it gets down into the 40s or 50s at night.
How about the major cutting back - whether it be now or in the spring. Will that be ok? I don't have a problem with it taking awhile to grow back. I'm looking for a shorter hedge.
 
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In your case, I would cut it back this fall.
 
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